22 Works

Selection and implementation of a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) program to track patron interactions

Megan Nunemaker, Kimberley Barker & Ellen Ramsey
Objectives: We sought to select a customer relationship management (CRM) tool in order to better track interactions with patrons and know where library connections in our clinical, research, and educational departments are strong or weak. Methods: A requirements document was drafted, and several CRMs were identified as possible solutions. Four CRMs were tried by the authors of this paper, and the requirements matrix was updated after each trial. The authors reached a consensus, and a...

TwoStore: An Akubra-based extensible storage architecture for Fedora

Timothy Stevens & Adam Soroka
This poster explains the storage architecture supporting the Fedora repository containing our library-managed content at the University of Virginia Library. This architecture offers a number of attractive points: it is assembled from well-supported technologies, including Akubra and POSIX-type filesystems, it provides for the easy addition of new storage, it operates over multiple filesystems and is agnostic as to how those filesystems are assembled and mounted to repository servers, and it can be extended to other...

Realigning Digital Humanities Training: The Praxis Program at the Scholars’ Lab

Jeremy Boggs, Bethany Nowviskie, Eric Johnson, Brooke Lestock, Sarah Storti, Joanna Swafford, Lindsay O'Connor, Eric Rochester, Wayne Graham, Edward Triplett & Alex Gil
In September 2011, the Scholars’ Lab at the University of Virginia Library began the Praxis Program, an extra-curricular experiment at realigning graduate methodological training with the demands of the humanities in the digital age. The Praxis Program funds six humanities graduate students from a variety of disciplines to apprentice in the Scholars’ Lab, receiving methodological training and collaborating on a shared digital humanities project for a full academic year. Our goal is to equip knowledge...

Readiness for Learning in a Paperless Environment: the library’s role in curricular support

Karen Knight & Ellen Ramsey
Background: One of the many innovations of the NxGen Curriculum has been the commitment to operate in a nearly-paperless environment by relying heavily upon learning materials that are online such as books, handouts, Powerpoints, podcasts, course objectives, and self-paced online instruction. While some degree of comfort with electronic materials comes with students from their undergraduate experiences, the move to a nearly 100% online environment, while simultaneously learning to navigate the medical school experience, may be...

Scholarly Communication for Graduate Students: a 5 Minute Quiz!

Ellen Ramsey
Try this quick true or false quiz to debunk myths about academic publishing and access to scholarship.

ETD-Student System Integration

Ellen Ramsey
Tie your ETD deposits to your Student Information System (SIS) for automatic fulfillment of graduation requirements. Changing your print deposit process? Take the opportunity to partner with your institutions registrar(s) to streamline administrative procedures as well. Students had to run all over campus to get receipts for dissertation completion tasks. Now they can submit from anywhere in the world and graduate on time, while providing open access to their scholarly output. It took a village...

Assessing Scientific Data Management Practices and Needs

Sherry Lake, William Corey & Andrew Sallans
The University of Virginia Library is supporting the new data management requirements in science and engineering by developing a model that draws upon the close collaboration between data experts and subject librarians, and culminates in policy and infrastructure recommendations to the University’s Office of the Vice President for Re-search (VPR) and the Office of the Vice President/Chief Information Officer (VP/CIO). The basis of our model is the Data Interview which assesses the researcher’s data management...

When is Multimedia Not the Answer? When faculty expertise and instructional design fundamentals unite

Ellen Ramsey & Ryan Looney
Librarians have expertise in reference, research, and faculty support, but not necessarily in instructional design, writing for the Web, or multimedia development. Are multimedia tutorials the solution to frequently asked questions about library resources? Not necessarily, especially when library faculty expertise can converge with instructional and Web design fundamentals for timely, targeted, cost-effective virtual answers.

From Last to Ancient First: Merging Research Data Services & Social, Natural, Engineering Liaisons

Michele Claibourn
Multiple transformations in research and scholarship are pushing libraries to develop and diffuse emerging forms of expertise. This poster reports on the ongoing efforts within one research library to both (1) build and expand Research Data Services -- data discovery; data analysis, wrangling and visualization; research data management; and software, computation, and technology support -- while (2) merging the data-oriented staff with subject liaisons in the social, natural, and engineering sciences into an integrated department....

A Curator-Friendly Workflow System for Editing and Indexing XML Metadata in Digital Repositories

Adam Soroka
This demonstration concerns the University of Virginia Library's integration of powerful open source tools (including Fedora Commons digital object repository, Apache Solr indexing system, and Orbeon Forms XForms engine) using an Apache ServiceMix service bus providing curator-driven workflows for metadata editing and indexing. This system features elegant forms for metadata manipulation, flexible configuration of indexing transformations, and asynchrony affording iterative work to curatorial personnel. Essential motivations for our work include the placing of curation firmly...

Model for Developing Data Management Policy Language

Bill Corey, Wendy Mann, Nathan Hall & Tom Wilson
The purpose of this poster session is to demonstrate the steps being taken by the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) Research Data Coordinating Committee’s (RDCC) Policy Working Group in identifying and creating model language to be used for crafting data management policies. The work demonstrates the importance of collaboration across universities at the regional consortia level as well as among other consortia to find solutions to mutual problems. In April 2012 the ASERL-RDCC was...

ETDs – IR Honey?

Ellen Ramsey, Raymond Lubinsky, Xiaoming Wang & Robin Ruggaber

Meta-morphosis of Libra

Ellen Ramsey, Robin Ruggaber, Sherry Lake, Raymond Lubinsky & Jill Heinze
Conference poster for Hydra Connect meeting, September 22, 2015 in Minneapolis, MN. https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/hydra/Hydra+Connect+2015

Getting In on the Ground Floor: Developing a Data Management Portal for Graduate Students

Laura Miller & Andrea Ogier
As data management practices evolve, one major problem for the discipline of Data Curation lies in the education of students and faculty. Find out how the scientific data services unit of a research institution partnered with the university research office to create a Data Management Portal and see the model for content delivery developed through discussions with graduate students.

Introduction to Mindfulness Practice for College and University Students: an Instructor’s Manual and Syllabus

Samuel Green
There are doubtless many effective ways to teach an introductory mindfulness practice class in a college or university setting. This is one of them. Mindfulness practice can only be taught from one’s own experience. My experience, as a student and a teacher, has come mainly through the MBSR Program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and described in detail in Full Catastrophe Living. It is not my purpose to restate or summarize that work. Rather, I would...

Summary of ARL Member Institutions Open Access Policies

William Corey & Andrew Sallans
The continuing evolution of the data management world requires a commitment from the research universities to provide open access to their research results. As more funders (NSF, NIH, NEH, and IMLS) require the sharing of the results and the data from their supported research, how are the major research institutions responding to these requirements? This poster will show our survey of the policies of the 99 individual members of the Association of Research Libraries and...

Nominate Them and They Will Come: fellowships for faculty training

Ellen Ramsey, Ryan Looney & Andrea Horne

Sufia 7 Early Adoption: UVA's \"Libra 2\"

Ellen Ramsey & David Goldstein
Conference poster for Hydra Connect meeting, October 4, 2016 in Boston, MA. https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/hydra/Hydra+Connect+2016

DMVitals: A Data Management Assessment Recommendations Tool

Sherry Lake & Susan Borda
In an effort to develop an understanding of how science and engineering researchers at the University of Virginia (UVa) manage their research data, UVa Library’s Scientific Data Consulting (UVa SciDaC) group began a series of research data interviews. The goals of the data interview process include identifying common research data problems, identifying research support needs, and providing recommendations on improving data management. In practice, however, providing objective suggestions for data management practices proved to be...

LibraOpen Press Release

Ellen Ramsey, Amber Reichert & Sherry Lake
Announcing...LibraOpen A robust scholarly repository that puts your UVA research center stage. LibraOpen, the newest part of UVA’s Libra Scholarly Repository service at http://libra.virginia.edu opens up a world of options for propagating your scholarship. What’s new? - LibraOpen accepts an ever-growing range of scholarly output, - creates an immediate, persistent, worldwide-discoverable URL for your work, - and allows you to easily and definitively claim and connect your scholarship using an ORCID iD.

Identity & Discoverability Services Across Repositories

Nestor Walker, Ellen Ramsey, Sherry Lake & David Goldstein
For disambiguation and visibility of authors and works…across multiple repository instances, ORCID for authors DOI for works LibraETD (Samvera externally-mediated student scholarship) LibraOpen (Samvera self-deposit, non-mediated works Non-Samvera instances (Dataverse, Ubiquity, institutional effort reporting) link independent, local microservices to international, standards-based identifier services.

Libra 1.x Archive

Ellen Ramsey & Lorrie Chisholm
This work is an archival capture of the navigation structure and user interface for the Libra 1.x platform. Libra 1.x was the operating platform for the Libra Institutional Repository at the University of Virginia from 2010 to 2017. All contents of the Libra Repository were migrated to the Libra 2 Scholarly Repository platform as of September 2017, and are available at http://libra.virginia.edu. The most effective mechanism for viewing the structure of the Libra 1.x web...

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  • 2017

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  • University of Virginia